Aruna Samarajewa joined the Firm in 1998 as an Associate and was appointed a Partner of the Firm with effect from 1st January 2006. Aruna handles civil and commercial litigation, commercial arbitrations, securities law, customs law, takeovers and mergers, banking law, Electronic Contracts, E-Commerce law, Internet law and legal due diligence projects.
Apart from handling the litigation and arbitration aspects of the Firm’s practice, Aruna advises on matters relating to the Customs Ordinance and has represented high profile clients at customs inquiries. He specialises in issues relating to the applicability of duty and other levies for software and other forms of intellectual property.
Aruna also advises on matters relating to Consumer Protection Laws and the Consumer Affairs Authority Act and represents the Firm’s clients, at inquiries before the Consumer Affairs Authority and Magistrate’s Courts.
Aruna also undertakes legal due diligence projects and has acted on behalf of several multinational companies both local and foreign.
He obtained his LL.M from Monash University in 2003, where he specialised in Digital Economy Law.
Aruna was an intern at the National Development Bank and completed his legal apprenticeship at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka. He was admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in 1997.
Aruna is a specialist in Electronic Contracts, E-Commerce law and Internet Law, with his most recent publication being “A New Model Contract Law for E-Commerce in Sri Lanka”, in the Australian Journal of Asian Law. He was also a regular contributor on legal issues to the Lanka Monthly Digest.